Mask of Slave from New Comedy

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
2nd-1st century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Ionia, Smyrna

Dimensions

4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7642

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Comic Mask of Slave from New Comedy –wears a a wide band with hanging ribbon. Mask of an old man–with raised eyebrows, small and snub nose, wide gaping mouth, bulging eyes

Original pigment of yellow, red, black and white preserved

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Smyrna.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution